Decibel - Electronic concertos, act 1
TURA New Music and Perth Institute of Creative Arts
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications
A series of co-composed pieces for electronic soloist and Decibel.
The concert featured the APRA AMC Decibel commissions, that include an iphone work from Mark Oliveiro (NSW) and a trautonium work by Meg Travers (WA). Other works included one for speakers from Johannes Mulder (WA), for Moog Synthesiser by Chris Tonkin (WA , for bass guitar from Pedro Alvarez (WA), a laptop concerto by Stuart James (WA) and a new harp work funded by the Difficult Commission by Catherine Ashley (electric harp).
Decibel - Electronic concertos, act 1 available on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) website
1. Johannes Mulder - Stolen Goods (stocketus), for loudspeakers with viola, cello, bass clarinet, bass guitar, percussion and electronics
2. Meg Travers – Southern Currents, for Trautonium with Theremin, cello, viola and percussion
3. Catherine Ashley – Concerto Games, for electric harp and mixed ensemble
4. Mark Oliveiro – Motherboard - A Circuit Bent concerto, for hacked toys with violin, cello, flute, bass clarinet, piano and electronics
Decibel: Cat Hope (artistic director, flutes, bass, Theremin); Lindsay Vickery (reeds, electronics); Stuart James (electronics, keyboards, programming); Aaron Wyatt (viola); Tristen Parr (cello); Louise Devenish (percussion, including circuit-bent toys).
Guest soloists: Catherine Ashely (Electric Harp); Meghan Travers (Trautonium); and Johannes Mulder (speaker stack).
Music recorded 24 October 2017 by ABC Classic FM sound engineer Gavin Fernie and producer Stephen Adams.